An “extremely dangerous” rapist has been jailed after he attacked a woman while she slept at a party in Enfield.

Marcelle DaCosta, 36, of West End Avenue, Leyton, was found guilty of rape at Wood Green Crown Court on January 16.

He was jailed for six years at the same court yesterday (March 29).

The court heard that the victim, aged in her 20s, attended a party in Enfield on February 6, 2021.

Police said that the woman then attended two further addresses with DaCosta and others, and tried to leave on two occasions.

In the early hours of February 7, the woman fell asleep at the second address and DaCosta raped her.

On February 13, the victim reported the incident to police, who immediately launched an investigation.

DaCosta was arrested on suspicion of rape on April 19, 2021, and subsequently charged on December 23.

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Detective Sergeant Myles Bossman, who led the investigation, said: “DaCosta is an extremely dangerous and predatory individual who will now spend a significant period of time behind bars.

“He subjected a woman scarcely known to him to a serious sexual assault and has shown no remorse for his actions.

“While this case has now concluded, I hope it sends a strong message that the Met is committed to supporting victims of sexual violence and working tirelessly to ensure those who commit such despicable crimes are put before the courts to face the consequences of their actions.”

Police advised anyone who wanted to report a crime to contact 101, or 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, members of the public can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit